You will need:
Felted Wool and Embroidery Floss
Colors of your choice
Assorted buttons or beads
Cardstock or old greeting cards.
Regular Crafting Supplies
This is the pattern.
This is on a sheet of 9 x 12 paper and the box is 2 1/2" x 3"
I am going to take this to work with me and scan it and create a .pdf file.
If you want that,
email me and I will send it to you.
Trace these patterns onto cardstock.
I have been using old greeting cards,
colorful patterns and really?..
I was beginning to hoard them,
it was time to put them to use.
Trace the patterns on to freezer paper.
Iron the freezer paper to the wool.
You don't actually cut the pattern out of freezer paper,
you leave paper around the edge of it.
It is easier to cut out the wool accurately if you are cutting through
the paper and the wool.
I hope so.
Now go to your recliner or couch and cut away and make a big mess.
I did use the rotary cutter to cut out the squares.
Blanket stitch the face first and overcast the top edge of the face.
The hat is blanket stitched next,
then the nose.
( I don't use a pattern for the noses, I just cut them out.
I think that they have more character if they are all a little different)
The eyes are french knots and the mouth just straight stitches.
Blanket stitch the ginger down.
The eyes are french knots and the mouth is straight stitches.
Sew on the buttons or beads.
Blanket stitch the trunk first.
The Tree is done next.
Embellish as you choose.
Blanket stitch the two rectangles together starting at the top right hand side.
When you get to the top left side,
tack in the jute for the hanger.
Stuff with a small amount of polyfil.
Blanket stitch across the top and
tack in the other end of the hanger.
How easy was that?
If you do not know how to blanket stitch or french knot.
YouTube is your friend.
You can learn ANYTHING on YouTube!
You are welcome to share this pattern or tutorial on your blog,
just please don't take it as your own.
That would make me a little tense.
If you make some of these,
please let me know.
I would love to see what you do with the pattern!